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Other names for Carnival season: Fastnacht in Mainz, Fasnet in Schwaben / Swabia

  • Maifest / May Day
  • Ruhrfestspiele / Ruhr Festival
  • Pfingsten / Pentecost (7th Sunday or 50 days after Easter, which is either in May or June)
    • Pfingstsonntag / Pentecost Sunday
    • Pfingstmontag / Pentecost Monday
  • Fronleichnam / Feast of Corpus Christi (Catholic holiday) (60 days after Easter or 1nd Thursday after Pentecost, which is either in May or June)
  • Heimatwochen / Festival Weeks in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria
  • Tanzlfest / historical festival in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria
  • Kinderzeche / Children’s Danc, historical festival in Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria
  • Oktoberfest in München / Munich (end of September to beginning of Oktober)
  • Viehscheid or Almabtrieb / cattle drive in the high Alpine pastures in Bavaria, Austria, and Switzerland
  • Wurstmarkt / Sausage Fair, largest wine festival in Bad Dürkheim (Stuttgart)

Background Image: Weihnachtsmarkt im Kölner Stadtgarten 2013 By Superbass (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons